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Prince’s Estate Releases Unheard ‘Do Me, Baby’ Demo: Look + Listen

Marking the 40th anniversary of Prince’s Controversy, the Estate of Prince and Warner Records have just dropped a demo version of Prince’s “Do Me, Baby” originally recorded in 1979.

Currently available in preorder form as a limited-edition cassette and on vinyl (commercially available January 31st,) each will have a 1981 copy run to mark the year Controversy was first released. The cassette single replicates the original source format housed in Prince’s Paisley Park Vault and the etched seven-inch features Prince’s original handwritten lyrics and is pressed on purple vinyl.

The demo comes from Prince’s solo recording in April 1979, which he tracked at Alpha Studios in North Hollywood a year after he and André Cymone made an initial recording of the song. The final version of the song appeared two years later on Side A of Controversy.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Jimi Hughes